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Associate in Science Degree

With the growing complexity and narrowing profit margins in the business community, accounting is becoming an increasingly important profession. Accountants supply
vital data to management for use in decision-making and planning, as well as detailed analysis of the past performance of a company. Central Penn gives students specialized training in cost accounting, tax accounting, and computer utilization.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Interpret generally accepted accounting principles and standards and apply them to a business environment.
  • Use current software packages, including word processing, spreadsheet, database, and automated accounting packages on a local area network.
  • Use good communication skills to be able to interface with people of all levels in an organization.
  • Understand the various accounting needs of manufacturing, service, and governmental organizations and assess the career opportunities in each.
  • Demonstrate a professional manner appropriate to a business environment through work performance and personal appearance.
  • Demonstrate problem-solving/research abilities in a business setting.

Admissions Requirements

Applicants are encouraged to have successfully completed two units of secondary math, including algebra. This adequately prepares students for learning the upper-level college math required in the programs and within specific courses. Completion of at least one accounting course in high school is strongly recommended.

Program Requirements

In addition to the 36 credits of general education and elective requirements including MTH200 Statistics, students are required to take a core group of courses associated with their major to total 76 credits.

Accounting Core Courses – 40 credits

  • ACC100 Accounting I
  • ACC110 Accounting II
  • ACC200 Managerial Accounting
  • ACC210 Data Management Applications ACC220 Income Tax
  • ACC230 Intermediate Accounting I ACC300 Intermediate Accounting II ACC310 Nonprofit Accounting
  • ACC320 Cost Accounting
  • BUS200 Finance I
  • BUS215 Microeconomics
  • INT299 Associate Degree Internship LGS250 Business Law
  • STS300 Job Pursuit Seminar

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